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Review Paper
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2001;14(9): 1342-1351.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2001.1342    Published online September 1, 2001.
In vitro Production of Bovine Embryos - A Review
N. U. Rehman, M. Sarwar, H. A. Samad
Over the years, the embryo transfer industry has grown from the simple collection & transfer of embryos into an advanced field of embryo biotechnology. Currently a large demand exists for bovine oocytes and early embryos in both research and commercial settings. Bovine embryos can now be produced in-vitro. Primary oocytes collected from antral follicles of abattoir - obtained ovaries can be induced to undergo the maturation process. In-vitor maturation system, however must ensure that the resulting oocyte is capable of undergoing normal fertilization and yields a zygote competent of developing to term after embryo transfer. Sperm preparation for IVF has improved with the use of heparine. The use of co-culture system has proved beneficial in circumventing the developmental block in IVM/IVF bovine embryos.
Keywords: In-vitro; Maturation; Fertilization; Embryo; Bovine

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